Art contests by playhouse, museum, community compact

The Cape Playhouse, pictured, and Cape Cod Museum of Art, have partnered for a competition to find the cover art for the programs of the theater’s 94th season this summer, photo by Steve Heaslip

Artists of all types: Local cultural organizations are looking for your visions.

CAPE COD TIMES – Artists of all types: Local cultural organizations are looking for your visions.

About summer theater, or democracy, or both.

Two requests for submissions went out over the past week, with March deadlines for spring projects. Here are chances to win audiences for artwork:

The Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Playhouse — two parts of the 22-acre Cape Cod Center for the Arts campus in Dennis — are partnering for an international visual-artist call-out to create the main image for the theater’s summer programs. All 35,000-plus of them.

The winner of the Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020 will have the work featured on the front of booklets for the 94th season of what is known as the longest-running professional summer theater in the country. There will also be other “visibility opportunities” after the work is unveiled at a May 1 VIP event at the art museum during Massachusetts Art Week.

A Cape Playhouse Program Cover, circa 1976, by Ric Howard, image courtesy of The Cape Playhouse

The deadline for the first round is March 16. Artists may submit a sample portfolio of up to three examples for consideration, artwork that officials said “should demonstrate proficiency in interpreting an uplifting narrative on the competition’s chosen theme of ‘summer play.’” Details are at or

A panel of judges will, by March 18, select five semi-finalists, who will then create their vision for the playhouse program for submission by April 24. Besides visibility, the chosen artist will win a $500 cash award, a subscription to the playhouse’s six-show season, and two VIP tickets to the theater’s annual gala auction.

Questions on the competition: Michael A. Giaquinto, exhibitions curator, at 508-385-4477 ext. 11 or Information on venues:,

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By Kathi Scrizzi Dricoll